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Northington Land and Cattle Company Store Building

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1910. Near junction of W. FM 1161 and FM 102
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

George H. Northington, a grandson of W. J. E. Heard, built a general store after the death of his partner Green C. Duncan. A commercial block of cream brick set with red mortar, the building is flanked by wood commercial buildings that contained other Northington enterprises. The complex of businesses with which the Northington family supplemented its cotton-growing and cattle-ranching operations, and which included a cotton gin, represents the services necessary to sustain rural life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Northington Land and Cattle Company Store Building", [Wharton, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 454-454.

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